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't use that in talking to a reporter because the humor that was done on the barack obama campaign's tumbler and all of those things, i loved it. >> but it could be off message. you go through these intense campaign, you've got thousands of e-mails then you unplugged no internet for a week. what did youern from that experience, harper? >> i set out -- i realized i was addicted to e-mail. i think we all tra v that. i was at dinner with my wife and i was like "just a second." >> what are you talking about? i don't know what you mean! >> so i realized that we went from getting thousands of e-mails to suddenly like ten and it was a little bit -- i think there's a lot of ego in technology and so it's a little bit like i was like aren't i important? what happened? what happened? >> so you decided to opt out? >> i wanted to just put a distance between that part of my life and what was coming up next because i figured it's going to ramp up again but i wanted to have this tiny bit of time where i could just read. >> tell our viewers what was the best thing you read when you unplugged? >> i
the inauguration of president obama, our daily download team-- lauren ashburn and howard kurtz, talk to the man who designed the winning side's digital strategy. >> joining us is harper reed, a high tech executive who served as chief technology officer for president obama's reelection campaign. welcome, harper. >> hello. >> hello. >> we spent a year talking about the role of social media in the campaign. how important were twitter, facebook, and +*eupbs gram to e campaign? >> well, it was -- it's interesting to look at 2008 versus 2012. because in 2008 things were just starting -- >> pelley: . >> they were new toys. >> people weren't using them. i like to say like my mom wasn't using them, you know? as more people use these, as more people -- america starts using these they're incredibly important, as you can imagine. >> and are they important because when you get friends or followers on facebook or twitter or tumble -r, amplifying the campaign's message, is that better than hearing it from a politician? >> i think it's more genuine. if i share with you and you're friends on facebook you listen to
're moving off minoring in hip-hop and we'll talk economics here. president obama, maybe we'll talk hip-hop as well, in a final formal news conference before he takes the oath of office here in his second term spoke this morning, pushing for support on raising the debt ceiling. >> and republicans in congress have two choices here. they can act responsibly and pay america's bills, or they can act irresponsibly and put america through another economic crisis. but they will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the american economy. the financial well-being of the american people is not leverage to be used. the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. and they better choose quickly because time is running short. >> so the president says there will be no ransom, you heard him say no bargaining chip in this whole debt ceiling debate. the deadline to raise that ceiling is approaching quickly. some members in congress say they're willing to shut down the government to avoid raising that limit now. joining me now is ben stein. nice to have you
obama. we are talking about this bizarre story with a notre dame linebacker man'tao, caught in or himself perpetrating a hoax about this long-time special girlfriend of his in california who decide of cancer and it turns out she never existed. was he lied to, or was he lying? we will continue to take your calls about that and your comments on twitter. call us again at 866-55-press. of course, back to that in just a second but you heard me talk before about try and all of the fun i have been having on that site tracing my own family and i can tell you it's -- there is a lot of information there and it just got bigger. just learned today that is now up to 11 billion historical documents you can get access to and 41 million family trees already olbermann. it sounds like a lot of stuff and may be complicated to wade through. it's not. i can tell you. you go in, in and you give them a name maybe of your grandfather and you tell them you want to search like military records or birth records or death records or immigration re
of 2006, i think it was, president obama -- and 2008, by the way -- when he was a senator, he talked a lot about the debt ceiling. remember, president bush was in office at the time, so senator obama would probably be against some of the things he was talking about, particularly the debt ceiling. the senator called it irresponsible to increase the debt. listen to then-senator obama. >> the problem is that the way bush has done it over the last eight years is to take out a credit card from the bank of china in the name of our children, driving up our national debt from $5 trillion for the first 42 presidents. number 43 added $4 trillion by his lonesome so we now have over $9 trillion of debt that we are going to have to pay back, $30,000 for every man, woman and child. that's irresponsible. it's unpatriotic. >>steve: there you've got the president, back then senator, back in the day saying that president of ours, he's running up the bills, and it would be unpatriotic what he's doing. and we cannot raise the debt limit. forward to his administration, and i think this is going to be the fourt
talking this morning about president obama's announcing new gun control measures that will happen today and there's a new movie that explores gun ownership from a unique perspective, the transformation of someone that buys a gun for protection. here's a little bit of a short film which is called "gun." >> got a problem, bro? >> yeah. >> i have a gun! >> spencer gillis is the writer and director of the short. it's premiering on the sundance film festival on gun appreciation day. nice to have you with us. the film opens with a wife and man in bed who hears someone in their house and it starts in the middle of what must be the most terrifying thing, there's an intruder, he opens the door, he sees the intruder and someone is going through their stuff. tell me what this story's about. >> really it's about the influence of power on the human mind, you know, you have a man who buys a gun and it leads to these dark fantasies that he starts to have and it just takes him down a path that could have very serious consequences. >> what was your point? i mean, are you a gun advocate? are you an anti-
. you know, in policies, kind of according to what president obama wanted to do yesterday. >> let's talk about that. the president unveiled plans to curb gun violence yesterday. i want to listen to part of what he said. >> okay. >> congress should restore a ban on military style assault weapons and a ten-round limit for magazines. the type of assault rifle used in aurora, for example, when pared with a high-capacity magazine has one purpose. to pump out as many bullets as quickly as possible. >> it looks unlikely that the president will get ab assault ban by the senate. how do you feel about that? >> you know, just the fact that he is hearing our plea not only from aurora, but from newtown, from tucson, from all of these different places, you know, our pleas are being heard, and that is that we hope that, you know, other -- there are other people out there every day, getting killed, and we're trying to c b curb -- get some kind of policy in place so 34 people aren't affected every day due to gun violence. >> almost two weeks ago, you mentioned what would help you heal if cinemark would
in president obama's second inaugural. i know something she would like you to get involved in. she'll talk to us about that and she'll also talk to us about her mom's health and some other things when she joins us. >>> did you notice mark wahlberg had an interesting date? >> date? i don't know that you want to call it a date. >> i'm just trying to do the tease here. >> somebody on the red carpet. >> he is here now. we'll talk to him about that. also he has a new project we want to talk to him about, russell crowe movie. >>> hoda kotb is up early this morning. >> love hoda. love her. >> yeah. >>> we're standing in front of our weather wall. it's filling in. soon we hope to be able to reveal the title of dan brown's new thriller. if you keep it coming, we'll fill it up and give you that title. use the #danbrown today to fill the screen. by the way, how big is the release of a dan brown thriller? he is ranked, his books, as the most read books in the world, up there with books like the bible. >> the bible? wow! >> every tweet is a dot on that board. some people are starting to talk about flor
. there are a lot of americans out there who own guns who think president obama will want to take them away. >> well, that is true. as we talked about before. we're seeing an incredible swelling not only in the purchasing of guns but in the, in nra membership as well. i think that there is an expected, expectation on the part of the administration that the national rifle association's power is going to be quite, formidable and that they are not going to be able to pass everything in their legislative package, which as you mention is going to be outlined in specifics, soon. it will include, an assault weapons ban. it will include restrictions on magazine clips and high capacity ammunition. that is the kind of thing that will be fought hard by the nra. white house doesn't expect an assault weapons ban to pass but it will include it in its goals because they want to include everything in its goals. i think what they're expecting in the end to find consensus on is more like, i said, consensus and cooperation in the area of background checks and screening, before guns are purchased. maybe the closing of
on tuesday, we'll be talking gun control. vice president biden will give the president his gun control recommendati recommendations. last month obama had vowed to prevent future shootings like nowtown. expected recommendations include all kind of things. universal background checks and a possible ban on assault weapons. we'll see if that happens on tuesday. also on tuesday, an expected vote on about $50 billion of superstorm sandy relief money. congress approved a $9.7 billion package, but, certainly, much more needs to be done here. and on sunday, looking all the way ahead to the end of the week. president obama's inauguration on noon at sunday. this is a private swearing in before the big festivities on monday. i will be in washington, d.c., all weekend covering it and covering all the celebrations, as well. it will all be live right here on cnn. >>> and we mentioned newtown and as that one month mark from the shooting at newtown approaches, the community is reflecting on the tragedy. cnn's national correspondent susan candiotti has more. >> good morning, randi. wounds remain fresh h
towards the country's spending limit once again, folks. you know what that means. talking about time to raise the debt ceiling, right? president obama warned he will not enter into another game of brinkmanship as he referred to it over the debt sealing with republicans. >> the issue here is whether or not america pays its bills. we are not a deadbeat nation. if congressional republicans refuse to pay america's bills on time, social security checks and veterans benefits will be delayed. investors around the world will ask if the united states of america is in fact a safe bet. the full faith and credit of the united states of america is not a bargaining chip. martha: a lot of talk about the president's demeanor at that news conference yesterday. we'll get into that a little bit more coming up but for now does this really come down to an issue of raising the spending limit or defaulting on our credibility as the president has talked about. let's bring in stuart varney, host of "varney & company" on fox business network. so, stuart, you feel the way he is framing this is incorrect? >> ye
. >>> tough talk from both sides ahead of the coming battle on debt limits and spending. >> president obama says when it comes to paying what congress has already spent, there's no negotiating. >> and republicans in congress have two choices here. they can act responsibly and pay america's bills, or they can act irresponsibly and put america through another economic crisis. but they will not collect a ransom in exchange for not crashing the american economy. >> let's talk about that and more with congressman cathy mcmorris rodgers of washington state. she's a member of the republican leadership in the house. she's chairman of the house republican conference. congresswoman, thanks for coming in. >> thank you. good to be with you. >> of course. i wanted to get your reaction to what the president said there. his point that hays driving over and over again that this is not about authorization new spending and all of this is about paying bills that we've already racked up. so how do you counter that? >> it's the wrong analogy. this is about the credit card being maxed out, and then we're going t
he was the victim of somebody's sick joke. others aren't so sure. just ahead, we are going to talk to the reporter who broke this story coming up. >>> then president obama set to launch a campaign-style push to gain public support for his sweeping new gun control efforts. the national rifle association is vowing the fight of the censure troy block them. we are going to talk to the nra's president. >>> and an inside look at scientology. in an exclusive interview, oscar-winning director and former scientology member, paul haggis, says he thinks the religion is a cult. the church says haggis has not been an active member in years and dismisses him as "the hypocrite of hollywood." we will hear from paul haggis and talk to the author of a new book that explores the ties between scientology and hollywood. but we are going to begin with breaking news what could be dramatic developments in that hostage situation involving americans in algeria. nbc's michelle kosinski has the latest for us in london. michelle, good morning to you. >> reporter: hi, savannah. this is changing by the minute. t
'm going to sign these orders. [applause] jon: president obama now will put pen to paper and sign some of the executive orders that he is issuing in concurrence with this announcement today at the white house. let's talk about it with bret baier the anchor of "special report." bret i was surprised, frankly at how much of this the president through promptly in congress' louisiana. we were expecting to hear about the executive orders that he was going to issue and he didn't talk about that very much. >> he talked about it but with that signature, jon there are 23 specific executive actions he is launching here. they are not all 23 specific executive orders that he's signing, but they are executive actions, and there is a long list of them. he did talk about the push for congressional action, including a sweeping new assault weapons ban. the white house suggesting that they'll support and work with democratic senator dianne feinstein with her legislation for an assault weapons ban, as well as a restriction on the ban on gun magazine of more than ten rounds, the ammunition magazine of more
the military and came out and became a cop. what i want everybody to know and want president obama to know, i feel like our country is divided. we need to come together as one. i get to talk to kids. the lady, the mother of that evil kid that shot those kids should have had enough common sense to think, hey, you know what i should be a responsible gun owner and take these guns and lock them out. out of the house and what i want people to remember is our flag is made out of the blood of patriots, do not give up your rights because when you give up your rights you're going to fight with blood to get the rights back. and that second amendment has given us every other amendment and as a sportsman, as a cop, guns are not the problem. we need to become a better country, need to become better parents and responsible. if we're responsible americans, human beings with our case, this country with be greater. >> i want to apologize we didn't get to hear from everybody tonight. i promise we will bring you back. it's sad a lot of media outlets won't give bothhhhh >> alisyn: good morning, everyone. it's sa
, that there is so little trust that they feel that obama is bent on really achieving conquest over the republicans by the midterms, trying to isolate tea party republicans and not really coming to too much of a deal. you hear the president talk about, well, he'd be willing to make some modifications to the medicare program. i mean, he certainly is not willing to get into a negotiation over that because he thinks it's going to be one-sided. so can just underlines how far apart they are when it comes to any sort of big deal. and the more people i talk to around the hill, people who know the president, that we might be looking at much smaller deals to try to chip away at some of these issues rather than this concept of a grand bargain. >> chuck, we've gotten the new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll. horrible numbers for congress overall and pretty bad numbers for the republican brand. yet paul ryan yesterday coming out and as a leader sort of talking about we may need to be more accepting of the fact that we only control the house. we don't have the white house or the senate. can republicans do an
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